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Laurie Gustafson
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Rebecca Kapur
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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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July 2019

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Volume 27 Issue 7
Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms have changed the way we see our world. Social media will be the way we communicate, educate, notify, and share our views across wide groups of users, particularly in the cardiovascular space.
Nurses and technologists new to the cath lab came from near and far to the March 2019 session of Cath Lab and Beyond, a 4-day training program offered in Sacramento, California. This program, approved for 32 CEUs, has been offered for over 20 years a…
A 69-year-old morbidly obese Caucasian woman was seen in consultation owing to exertional dyspnea. She was found to have atrial fibrillation and a continuous murmur at the left upper sternal border. Echocardiography suggested the possibility of paten…
A career in the field of interventional cardiology is a road riddled with land mines. A life of caring for the sickest of the sick through providing urgent and immediate lifesaving intervention. Skills that come at a high price and could, at any mome…
Pennsylvania College’s Professional Certificate Program in Cardiac Electrophysiology is the first online program to be granted initial accreditation. On March 15, 2019, the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences was awarded initial accreditation by…
Pikeville Medical Center is located in Pikeville, Kentucky. Nestled in the beautiful mountains of Appalachia, Pikeville Medical Center services a large rural area, including bordering states of West Virginia and Virginia. We began with a mobile cathe…
I do 250-300 percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures per year, and 60-70% of those procedures are chronic total occlusions (CTOs) or complex high-risk indicated procedures (CHIP). It is important to emphasize that these procedures are bei…
Optimal stent deployment can become a challenge for the interventional cardiologist, especially when it involves calcified, undilatable lesions. Various technologies have been developed to tackle this scenario and the super high-pressure balloon seem…
In this month’s article, we are placing a significant focus on the need for cardiovascular programs to become aware of and understand available opportunities regarding the Medicare bundle payment program, as well as any exposure their program may fac…
Arterial pseudoaneurysms or “contained ruptures,” are rare complications of endovascular procedures.1 Arterial pseudoaneurysms are characterized by a defect in the layers of the vessel wall that can result in severe pain, nerve compression, or even h…